A refrigerator is a common household appliance. It is used to store foods and beverages and keep them cold. Many people abbreviate refrigerator to fridge. Some popular brands of refrigerators are Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore and General Electric. Most refrigerators have a freezer compartment attatched to them. Freezers keep goods such as ice cream and peas frozen. Refrigerators and freezers are considered to be manditory appliances for a home. It has to be cold and if it isn't then your food will probably will get bad if it needs to be cold. Foods like cheese,fruits,lunch meat, yogurt and many other things need to be in a refrigerator or else it will spoil and it will not be good to eat.